2011 Sea Nettle Barrier Project Project Report

This report documents the first year of the Barnegat Bay Partnership’s Jellyfish Barrier Project. The BBP maintained experimental gillnet style barriers at bathing beaches in Brick and Lavallette to test their efficacy in keeping stinging jellyfish away from bathers. This document summaries their findings regarding the distribution and abundance of jellyfish and estuarine biota at these beaches, as well as the ability of the nets to keep at stinging sea nettles.